The best Sarah Palin jokes

Just before leaving for a camping trip over labor day weekend, I heard the name "Sarah Palin" and looked her up briefly on Wikipedia. She looked like an interesting libertarian choice. I returned from the weekend trip to find that she'd become prime comedic material.

Here are some of the best so far:

Apparently, Cindy McCain is dead serious in this interview, but that's what makes it hilarious.

    Mrs. McCain's argument (I'm paraphrasing) seems to be: Alaska shares a border with Russia, so Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience.

Jay Leno:
Palin and McCain are a good pair. She's pro-life and he's clinging to life
Bill Maher:
The only other job she had in politics was the mayor of a small town known as Wasilla, Alaska, and now she has the opportunity to be on a ticket opposite of Barack Obama, the first black man she's ever seen.
Jimmy Kimmel (ok, this is sexist):
She's not bad looking. She looks like one of those women in the Van Halen videos who takes off her glasses, shakes out her hair, and then all of a sudden, she's in high heels and a bikini. All of a sudden, I am FOR drilling in Alaska.
Jay Leno (again):
Actually, it was kind of a smart choice. McCain went with a woman because he didn't want to have to be in a position to have to get CPR from Mitt Romney.
Winston Smith ("Philosoraptor"):
"Yeah, right," McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said of Palin, laughing with reporters. "As if! What do we look like, a bunch of complete lackwits? You guys will believe anything."

McCain's actual running mate will be a ham sandwich.

The sandwich, said by analysts to be "a little light on the ham," has never held any public office and is incapable of speech or rational thought. It is thought that the choice will solidify McCain's credentials as a "maverick."

"John McCain makes decisions with his gut," said Davis. "That's what Americans like, right?"

Just to be clear: I'm reserving judgment on Palin. Maybe she really didn't try to abuse her office to get her brother-in-law fired. And maybe she is really driven, smart and well-informed. For now though, the jokes are really good.

1 comment:

  1. Driven, smart, yea... so far that seems to be the case. But how is that suddenly palatable? It NEVER has been for a woman.